Mermaid Girl

wonder_woman_vol_1_147I have previously explained that 2 out of DC Comic’s ‘Big 3’ have become merpeople before, with Wonder Woman missing out on the fun. Well, I was sort of wrong about that?

On Earth 124.1, Wonder-Girl had an adventure where she had been turned into a bird-girl, and later a mer-girl in issue 147 in 1967! Crazy!merwonderwomantable
17743Was this the same Wonder Girl that became Wonder Woman? Princess Diana and not Diana Troy? Yes? Sort of? It’s unclear and comics are weird. some sources say that they retconned being created from clay a long time ago and that she did grow up as a child, and then later they un-retconned her… comics are so inconsistent. Example? Wonder Woman’s mother supposedly spliced together scenes of Diana from different ages for home movies… or some crap? So my take on it is that it used to be canon but… isn’t canon?

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Mer-Boy was a dude that had a crush on Diana and vice versa. Apparently he later becomes Mer-Man and visits Wonder Woman?

So Wonder Woman, as a child, was briefly a mermaid. I guess this counts, but Batman and Superman were transformed as adults… so it still sucks that we have been denied an adult mermaid Wonder Woman.

Devil’s Advocate over Ghost in The Shell rage

Devil’s Advocate over Ghost in The Shell rage

Max Landis, an American screenwriter, director, producer, and actor explains in a YouTube video why we should be mad about Ghost in The Shell as opposed to why we actually are. Basically, it is a western societal issue.

Youtuber Alachia Queen made a video with her thoughts, and ultimately the problem is NOT the fact that The Major is being played by a Caucasian actress, but by the fact that it’s this actress as well as how boring the leaked screen shot is. Really interesting point of view.

Below is the original Japanese trailer for Ghost in The Shell, just to get an idea of what to expect from the new live action movie.

If Pacific Rim 2 had come out, and Rinko Kikuchi’s role had been expanded, maybe she would be Major Kusanagi Motoko as we would have an A list Asian woman at that point that could sell seats. I guess we aren’t there yet?

jla_witchblade_tapaI feel like maybe this movie should not have even been about The Major. There was a comic by Top Cow that had a woman named Sara Pezzini in it, and she had this mystical weapon that always choses the strongest woman to be it’s wielder.

Well, then a crossover happened, and then Wonder Woman had The Witchblade. Then a manga came out, and it was set in the same universe as the western comic, but about Takeru Ibaraki having The Witchblade. Then there was an anime where Masane Amaha had The Witchblade. Then there was a novel where a 15 year old Japanese girl had The Witchblade. Then there was an anime. My point is, that worked because it was about different people in different (mostly the same) part of the world having this amazing item. Well… couldn’t Ghost in The Shell do that?

Ghost-In-The-Shell-Scarlett-Johansson-as-MajorThey should have saved The Major for later, had the movie set in some sort of Neo San Francisco or something, and maybe even had Kusanagi in it later down the road. OR, maybe Japan could have made a movie set alongside this one, same universe, same event going on, and BAM! Two movies! There are robot bodies all over the world… just saying…

She Thor vs. Zombie Hulk

This animation by Miltonius Arts is… interesting? My largest qualm is… that’s not the right uh… She-Thor costume. Let’s take a look at some other female Thor costumes, starting with the current incarnation of the 616 God of Thunder A.K.A. Jane Foster A.K.A THOR

Thor She 01Did you know that almost half of the actual Norse warriors were women? I’m not talking mythology, but our universe. I just felt like throwing some knowledge everyones way, with an article from 2014: http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/8855/20140903/more-thor-half-viking-warriors-female.htm

Thor What If Jane FosterJane Foster Thor certainly has changed since the first time she was shown, in this old issue of What If! She has a lot more armor, for starters, and she ditched the terrible name ‘Thordis’.

But what of the Odin-Son herself? This is the costume, and body, Thor had in The Earth X mini-series. Loki convinced All Father to change Thor into a woman in order to teach him humility. Wow. And still no bikini? No thong? No booty shorts? Wow!

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There we go! DC comics, thank Goddess you know how to treat a lady who gains the mainly powers of A$$ Guard! Metal underwear is so practical for someone who can throw lightning, Wonder Woman! Since she is holding 616 Thor’s hammer Mijolnir, Diana was in fact Thor for a couple of seconds in Marvel Vs. D.C.

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But what about the Thor-like characters? Here’s a quick look at some of them:

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But hey, there have been some interesting interpretations of Thor over the years in different mediums, including crossplay! Here’s a random one!

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Going with more of a 2 piece motif, this crossplay seems closer to the animation, but still… she is wearing more clothing. The straps help, especially considering that the animation actually shows less leg than the crossplay.

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I’m posting Kittyhawk’s character from Sparkling Generation Valkyrie Yuuki, just because I can. She has a thong, high heels, huge chest, but for some reason… hmm… not as sexist because this ones more attractive? Yuuki isn’t Thor though, but like I said… because I can.

The Fast and The Furious star to play Wonder Woman

3538_Gal-Gadot_Fast-and-FuriousGal Gadot, famous for many roles including Gisele Harabo from The Fast and The Furious, will be portraying Wonder Woman in the still unnamed Batman vs Superman movie. While it is still unknown if Wonder Woman will play a big role in this movie, or just be a cameo that will lead to something more down the road, it’s definitely a step in the right direction! For more information, visit this i09 article about it.

Isn’t it fishy?

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One of my favorite issues of Superman, is the one where he remembers the woman he loved in college who, incidentally, turned out to be a mermaid. This made me wonder if the other two characters from DC’s, ‘Big Three,’ ever had a romantic interest with a mermaid, or had even met one. Wonder Woman, depicted on the left, had an awkward thing going on with Steve Trevor, a Merman, and an Amoeba. Batman? Well… I can’t find anything for him romantically. So, including Superman’s almost fiance, Lori Lemaris, that’s S: 1, W:1 , B:0

ImageAnd then I stumbled upon the picture to the right. That’s Batman from 1949’s Batman #53. As a Merman. Wow. So, that made me wonder about the other two characters becoming mer-folk. It turns out that Superman, and his younger identity of Superboy, had both had fish tails at one point or another. No surprise really, given that he fights people somewhat regularly who can transform the very universe itself.

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But Wonder Woman? Where is her fish tale for the evening? Certainly, with all of the mythological creatures she has fought, she seems the more likely candidate for a fin than these super macho men, right? I can not find any official reference to Princess Diana ever being transformed into a mermaid. HOW?! This… just… seems really weird to me. so for actually being a ‘mermaid,’ the score is: S:2, W:1, B:1

At this point, it’s sexist NOT to make Wonder Woman a mermaid, temporarily. Hell, while we are at it… make her the temporary love interest of Batman while she has a tail. That way, you kill two Thanagarians with one stone!